The meaning of liberty

When anyone, knowing I lived on the east coast of America for several years, asks me for tips on what to do in New York, my first answer is always ‘go on the Staten Island ferry’. It’s free, it’s a taste of real New York life, and you get the view everyone wants of the […]

Feasts, hope and syncretism

Today is Candlemas. Candlemas is one of those holy-days that distinguishes the women from the girls, so to speak, when it comes to knowing the Church year. It falls forty days after Christmas and marks the presentation of Jesus at the temple and the official end of the Christmas/Epiphany season. Although many people in English-speaking […]